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Boy struck by father dies after a week

An unfortunate incident was reported from Balangoda yesterday morning when a teenage boy died one week after he was struck with a club by his father who was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Seventeen-year-old Kaveen Dhananjaya Jayaratne had been assaulted by his father on August 5 night and died while receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Ratnapura hospital yesterday morning, police said.

His father who is 39 and from Walawwatta, Udumulla, Balangoda, was arrested by police over the assault, on August 8, and remanded till August 20, by the Balangoda Magistrate. Balangoda Police are investigating. 

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